Saturday, July 26, 2008
Vic Quilters Showcase 2008
Woohooo!!!! My lovely customer Brenda's (pictured above)quilt won a Highly Commended in the Traditional two person category at the Vic Quilters Showcase so as the quilter I win a ribbon too! I am very lucky that she chose me to quilt such an impressive quilt of her own design. Her quilt was inspired by a trip to Egypt. Thanks Brenda! You can see some close ups of the quilting here.
I had planned to go on Friday but after a phone call Wednesday night from Brenda to say the quilt had won an award I had a hurriedly rearranged schedule so I could attend the awards presentations on Thursday.
I didn't come home empty handed but I was fairly restrained....apart from a committment for a 12 month block of the month from Threadbear in Castlemaine who stock a vast range of gorgeous reproduction fabrics. I got two patterns, one from Quilters Barn plus Julie Wallace's no 3 patchwork book. The BOM from Threadbear plus a cute little "muffin cake" of fabrics, brown repro's for my Dear Jane. The aqua spots and retro's plus the pinwheel and chinese coin pattern are from Amitie.